Gazette Opinion: Room for improvement in disaster readiness

December 22, 2009
by Editorial
Billings Gazette (MT)

Public health is the first line of defense in an emergency that threatens the population of a neighborhood, city, state or the entire nation. Maintaining this defense requires a continuing commitment of government support and public scrutiny. Most of us don't think about public health until there's an emergency. "Ready or Not" is a timely reminder that government leaders and ordinary citizens must think about disaster before it strikes.

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